192 articles in Oman
With five teams vying to work on a project to restructure water services, competition will be intense.
The Ghubrah plant is the first to be listed on the stock exchange since 2013. Despite seeing a loss on its equity, departing shareholder Cadagua will be pleased with the deal.
The sultanate is imminently expected to confirm a shortlist of consultants to advise it on a radical water sector restructuring programme. The chosen team will help formulate a programme that will revolutionise water and wastewater services in the country.
The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority are planning a feasibility study into the creation of a strategic water connection between their respective potable water networks.
Oman’s fragmented water and wastewater utilities are due for an overhaul under a recently approved restructuring plan. With the government looking to take on advisors to push through the process, what will the implications be for the private water sector?
- Egypt’s seawater desalination market has burst into life with a number of major deals making the past year the most prolific in the country’s history. The involvement of...
- Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has turned its eyes from desalination to wastewater in its latest bid to foster private investment in infrastructure. The appointment of advisors for the 500,000m3/d Jeddah Airport wastewater project marks a concrete step towards...
- Oman is looking to take on advisors to help push through a planned restructuring of its water sector that it hopes will revitalise the system and make it more suitable for private sector
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) is looking to start a wide-ranging research programme into the integration of solar and other renewable energy sources with seawater desalination on a large scale, as well as ways to drive efficiency in renewables-driven desalination. KA-CARE is currently looking to take on an international consultant to advise it on the project.
A period of frenetic desalination plant-building has paid off for the Sultanate, with Muscat set to see a water supply surplus in the country’s key area by next year.
Israel’s Water Authority is studying a plan to pump 50 million cubic metres of water into the Sea of Galilee to deal with the declining level of the lake due to another year of drought. Precipitation levels in Israel over the past winter were only 71% of the multiyear average.
Muscat has leaned on foreign companies to shore up national budgets. Uncertainty over the impact is affecting water projects.